Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance

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Year Receiving welfare
01 Jan 1859 22,734 Show data context
01 Jul 1859 22,180 Show data context
01 Jan 1860 22,978 Show data context
01 Jul 1860 22,308 Show data context
01 Jan 1861 24,450 Show data context
01 Jul 1861 22,668 Show data context
01 Jan 1862 23,950 Show data context
01 Jul 1862 22,436 Show data context
01 Jan 1863 24,024 Show data context
01 Jul 1863 23,357 Show data context
01 Jan 1864 24,113 Show data context
01 Jul 1864 22,983 Show data context
01 Jan 1865 23,944 Show data context
01 Jul 1865 22,336 Show data context
01 Jan 1866 22,550 Show data context
01 Jul 1866 21,055 Show data context
01 Jan 1867 22,234 Show data context
01 Jul 1867 21,404 Show data context
01 Jan 1868 23,354 Show data context
01 Jul 1868 22,747 Show data context
01 Jan 1869 24,516 Show data context
01 Jul 1869 22,262 Show data context
01 Jan 1870 24,033 Show data context
01 Jul 1870 22,635 Show data context
01 Jan 1871 24,656 Show data context
01 Jul 1871 22,060 Show data context
01 Jan 1872 22,058 Show data context
01 Jul 1872 19,586 Show data context
01 Jan 1873 19,456 Show data context
01 Jul 1873 17,613 Show data context
01 Jan 1874 17,796 Show data context
01 Jul 1874 16,891 Show data context
01 Jan 1875 17,928 Show data context
01 Jul 1875 15,798 Show data context
01 Jan 1876 15,996 Show data context
01 Jul 1876 14,414 Show data context
01 Jan 1877 14,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1877 13,937 Show data context
01 Jan 1878 13,906 Show data context
01 Jul 1878 13,241 Show data context
01 Jan 1879 13,961 Show data context
01 Jul 1879 13,211 Show data context
01 Jan 1880 13,922 Show data context
01 Jul 1880 13,519 Show data context
01 Jan 1881 13,347 Show data context
01 Jul 1881 13,112 Show data context
01 Jan 1882 13,705 Show data context
01 Jul 1882 13,117 Show data context
01 Jan 1883 13,844 Show data context
01 Jul 1883 12,959 Show data context
01 Jan 1884 13,457 Show data context
01 Jul 1884 12,857 Show data context
01 Jan 1885 13,198 Show data context
01 Jul 1885 12,618 Show data context
01 Jan 1886 13,430 Show data context
01 Jul 1886 13,043 Show data context
01 Jan 1887 13,606 Show data context
01 Jul 1887 12,820 Show data context
01 Jan 1888 13,546 Show data context
01 Jul 1888 12,871 Show data context
01 Jan 1889 13,379 Show data context
01 Jul 1889 12,746 Show data context
01 Jan 1890 13,596 Show data context
01 Jul 1890 12,731 Show data context
01 Jan 1891 13,675 Show data context
01 Jul 1891 12,754 Show data context
01 Jan 1892 13,105 Show data context
01 Jul 1892 12,334 Show data context
01 Jan 1893 12,988 Show data context
01 Jul 1893 12,972 Show data context
01 Jan 1894 14,208 Show data context
01 Jul 1894 12,936 Show data context
01 Jan 1895 13,687 Show data context
01 Jul 1895 13,417 Show data context
01 Jan 1896 14,248 Show data context
01 Jul 1896 13,461 Show data context
01 Jan 1897 14,264 Show data context
01 Jul 1897 13,271 Show data context
01 Jan 1898 13,814 Show data context
01 Jul 1898 12,975 Show data context
01 Jan 1899 13,141 Show data context
01 Jul 1899 12,458 Show data context
01 Jan 1900 12,847 Show data context
01 Jul 1900 12,004 Show data context
01 Jan 1901 12,653 Show data context
01 Jul 1901 12,095 Show data context
01 Jan 1902 12,804 Show data context
01 Jul 1902 12,425 Show data context
01 Jan 1903 12,908 Show data context
01 Jul 1903 12,329 Show data context
01 Jan 1904 13,041 Show data context
01 Jul 1904 12,504 Show data context
01 Jan 1905 13,860 Show data context
01 Jul 1905 13,220 Show data context
01 Jan 1906 14,263 Show data context
01 Jul 1906 13,490 Show data context
01 Jan 1907 14,260 Show data context
01 Jul 1907 13,567 Show data context
01 Jan 1908 14,411 Show data context
01 Jul 1908 13,283 Show data context
01 Jan 1909 13,956 Show data context
01 Jul 1909 12,976 Show data context
01 Jan 1910 13,128 Show data context
01 Jul 1910 12,388 Show data context
01 Jan 1911 11,639 Show data context
01 Jul 1911 9,359 Show data context
01 Jan 1912 10,119 Show data context
01 Jul 1912 9,778 Show data context
01 Jan 1913 10,294 Show data context
01 Jul 1913 9,534 Show data context
01 Jan 1914 9,745 Show data context
01 Jul 1914 9,527 Show data context
01 Jan 1915 9,355 Show data context
01 Jan 1919 7,501 Show data context
Date: Source:
1859 - 1870 Poor Law Board, Annual Report (HMSO) ,
1871 - 1919 Local Government Board, Annual Report (HM Stationery Office) ,

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The total number of persons receiving non-contributory welfare assistance. These data are generally from administrative sources, including both the 19th century Poor Law system and modern Income Support.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Suffolk RegC through time | Work and Poverty Statistics | Total number of persons receiving welfare assistance, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 21st September 2020